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Table 4 Utilization of emergency medical services of the subjects with catastrophic illness who had mental-related disorders and those with other disorders

From: Comparisons of medical utilizations and categorical diagnoses of emergency visits between the elderly with catastrophic illness certificates and those without

  Catastrophic illness : psychiatric disorders Catastrophic illness : other disorders pvalue
ED-visited subjects 1,123 6,319  
Averaged ED visits per 1,000 persons monthly (95% CI) 59.37 (56.29 , 62.45) 63.65 (60.63, 66.68)  
Mean (S.D.) of drug cost per visit ($NT) 305.8 (921.2) 350.9 (1391.3) 0.295
Mean (S.D.) of treatment cost per visit ($NT) 2883.4 (3838.8) 3495.2 (5512.5) < 0.001
Mean (S.D.) of total medical cost per visit ($NT) 3801.8 (4420.7) 4470.7 (6736.1) < 0.001
  1. 95% CI: 95% Confidence Interval.